mischaracterization

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

mischaracterize +‎ -ation

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪsˌkæɹəktəɹ(a)ɪˈzeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

mischaracterization (plural mischaracterizations)

  1. The act of characterizing something in an inaccurate or misleading way
    • 2007 March 12, Danny Hakim, “Legislature Acts to Restore Spitzer’s Cuts in Health Care”, in New York Times[1]:
      In a statement last month, Mr. Spitzer said, “No amount of distortion, scare tactics and mischaracterization will change the underlying fact that New York’s health care system is broken.”

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